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From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/8/16 3:31 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon unread  (42 of 53) 
 71317.42 in reply to 71317.25 

Will do Jax, Joe is hanging in there and eager to get the RV back so we can take a break at the lake. Egad, that rhymes! Yes, we both are busy but are taking care that every afternoon he hollers "Break time" and we put our feet up, watch a bit of TV, or a movie and just relax. We seem to have just enough to do to keep us growing but not so much we are worn out. God's blessing for sure. :-)

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From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/8/16 3:35 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon unread  (43 of 53) 
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Jax, have you considered standing them up on a scanner with the pattern end down? I have done that for some of mine. They can't be sticky or they will have dark spots. Then I just cut them out in Photoshop and TaDA! cane pics!


From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/8/16 3:45 PM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (44 of 53) 
 71317.44 in reply to 71317.23 

The colors are certainly bright enough for poppies. There is a painting called Field of Poppies and when I went to Google Images to see it I found this fabulous painting by artist Melissa McKinnon. 'Love it!



From: mst017/8/16 6:58 PM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (45 of 53) 
 71317.45 in reply to 71317.39 

It is!  I so agree with so little time!


From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon7/9/16 1:39 AM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (46 of 53) 
 71317.46 in reply to 71317.44 

Isn't that pretty! I think there is a slight resemblance :) Purely coincidental since mine was just a spiral that happily hinted at poppies in the end product. Thanks for sharing that with me!



From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/9/16 12:07 PM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (47 of 53) 
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I am constantly amazed at how many coincidences I have had in my life! Your box made me think of a painting and, while looking for the painting on line, I found that one that made me think of your beautiful box!

Don't we have the best hobby ever???


From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon7/10/16 12:05 AM 
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 71317.48 in reply to 71317.47 

Yes, i think so! I took a several year break...grief stole my joy for awhile...but the thrill and obsession is back in full force once again. For which i am grateful! 



From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/10/16 12:59 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (49 of 53) 
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Polymer clay set my world on fire 32 years creating a love of beautiful, tiny miniatures and grew from there. It changed my life for the better, and set my feet on a new path. It's been a wonderful journey and am glad to have met you and so many of the folks on this forum.  Thrill and obsession are most excellent descriptions.


From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon7/10/16 2:47 AM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (50 of 53) 
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I discovered polymer clay in 1999 right after graduation from college. I had spent 7 years deep in science text books and studying. So I was looking for an artistic outlet...a hobby that had nothing to do with school, lol. Googling hobbies I saw clay examples and was immediately hooked...even before touching polymer clay! It was crazy. I even dreamed of ideas for projects! So yeah, it has been and continues to be a most excellent journey. I am always amazed at friends and coworkers that have never even heard of polymer clay. How can that be!?! Anyway, finding PCC was life changing and I have learned so much and made many good friends. Some still here and others that have drifted away. Several I have met in person and others that I haven't...yet! My first project that was any good was Leigh's truleigh rose. Bliss and excitement!!! I still have a good sized cane of that very first one. And the journey began from there! (thanks so much, Leigh!!!)

I'm very glad to know you too, Penni_Jo!



From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)7/11/16 12:30 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (51 of 53) 
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You know, it might be fun to gather some stories of how people found polymer clay in a life changing way. Your story is similar to mine in some ways and very different in others. I discovered clay when I was 38 years old, and after running a studio of hand sculpted miniatures from tiny knick-knacks, little babies, and teddy bears to original porcelain dolls whose molds were created using my sculpted parts for seven years, was hired at 45 by United Design of Noble as a designer/sculptor. For the next 15 years I designed and sculpted gift ware, home accessories, animals and more. When the company was sold I did some designing and made original OOAK's for fun. When a little mold I made caught the eye of a friend, my husband said he thought he could sell it on Ebay. It sold, so I began sculpting more and more jewelry parts, making jewelry and selling molds. We have ended up over the last six or so years with a slowly growing company making original molds from my sculpts. Just enough for a couple of septuagenarians (we are both in our 70's) to stay busy but not too busy.  I love meeting all of the clayers online and at shows from coast to coast as we all love to clay, and enjoy the fellowship of other clayers while we play. 

Perhaps someday you and I will be claying at the same table and enjoying the excitement of learning and watching the clay become something special together. It's good to know you too Susan. (an easy name to remember, we have a daughter Susan).


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